Up to 20 four-year fully funded PhD studentships available for September 2018

Taught Programme in Exeter for Year 1

Research project in years 2-4 in an internationally-renowned water research centre

Annual residential summer-school, research seminars and social events

Transferable Skills Training


Recent News

Professor Ian Barker seminar 13th October 2017: “the myth of water scarcity”

Professor Ian Barker, Managing Director of Water Policy International, delivered an engaging seminar to Cohort 4 students on “the myth of water scarcity“.

WISE CDT welcomes new students

A very warm welcome to our fourth cohort of students, who have just completed a busy induction week and are settling into life on the University of Exeter campus. WISE CDT Director Professor Dragan Savic gave an introduction to the WISE CDT programme, while Professor Zoran Kapelan, Centre Manager, outlined the structure of the Postgraduate School.  […]

STUDENT BLOG: Experimental work in University College London – Ioanna Stamataki, Bath

WISE CDT student Ioanna Stamataki from Bath University spent six weeks in University College London undertaking her experimental work. Here is an update on the work she did there: The last six weeks have been a bit of a blur – so intense and full of new experiences and knowledge that sometimes I am wondering […]

International Conference in Athens

In June 2017, WISE CDT student Ioannis Markidis attended the 5th International Conference on Sustainable Solid Waste Management in Athens. The Conference brought together scientists and professionals from government departments, industries and educational institutions. With co-authors Dr Marta Coma and Dr Tom Arnot, Ioannis presented a paper on his PhD research entitled “Anaerobic digestion of […]

WISE Summer School 2017 and Awards

The third WISE CDT Summer School was held in June 2017. Staff and students enjoyed a week-long stay at the Vale Resort Hotel, a 650 acre estate in South Glamorgan, near Cardiff. Students from the four universities and two year groups worked together, had fun on social activities and listened to significant speakers from the […]

WISE Annual Report now available

Each year we produced a WISE Annual Report, containing highlights from the last year. The 2016-17 has just been published. It contains information on engagement, the student experience and student case studies. There’s also a list of all the student projects. It is available for download here: WISE CDT 2016-2017 Annual Report

WISE CDT provides a unique opportunity for students to participate in shaping their own research topic. This, coupled with the wide range of skills they will acquire by completing all that the postgraduate school offers, makes them very attractive prospective recruits for the Water industry.

David Evans, Director, Natural Energy Wyre

WISE CDT exemplifies our aim to build a highly skilled workforce with industry partners through doctoral training.

G4 Alliance

Wessex Water is seeing the emergence of skills and knowledge gaps in common with other companies in the water sector…. The WISE CDT helps address these gaps by providing leading interdisciplinary training across the subject areas of water engineering and informatics which are vital for the future of this industry and highly pertinent to our company.

Dan Green, Head of Sustainability and Innovation, Wessex Water

It’s immensely satisfying that WISE students continue to support the economic, environmental and social strategies of business with their cutting edge bespoke research

Professor John Banyard OBE FREng